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News March 23, 2019
Following the killing of 50 Muslims by an Australian terrorist, local security agencies face questions of whether they overlooked the threat posed by white extremists.
News March 09, 2019
Climate policies: Twelve dumped in half a decade
Still cautious after the pink batts program, the government’s climate policies fail to properly engage with energy efficiency.
News March 16, 2019
Barnaby’s last stand
As the Nationals quietly shift positions on climate change and energy, Barnaby Joyce is wreaking havoc as coal’s last defender.
News March 02, 2019
The campaigner behind Phelps, Banks and Steggall
Having helped get Kerryn Phelps elected, Damien Hodgkinson is running campaigns for eight independents at the election, including Julia Banks and Zali Steggall.
News February 23, 2019
Morrison ignored boat security advice
The government ignored security agency advice on amendments to the medivac bill, allowing it to accuse Labor of undermining border security.
News February 16, 2019
The defeat Morrison hopes will save him
“Morrison is understood to be the architect of his own political strategy. His friend, former Howard adviser turned lobbyist David Gazard, confirmed the prime minister is choosing to see the medivac legislation as a gift.”
News February 09, 2019
Hayne’s ‘disinfectant’ sees banks’ share prices rise
In the wake of the Hayne royal commission, the big banks’ share prices rose, raising questions of how much the culture of greed is threatened by its recommendations.
News February 02, 2019
John Hewson: Morrison isn’t Paul Keating
By zeroing in on the economy, Scott Morrison is attempting to re-create Keating’s unlikely victory over John Hewson. It’s a losing campaign strategy, says the former Liberal leader.
News February 02, 2019
‘Gross negligence’ on Murray-Darling
Murray-Darling Basin royal commissioner Bret Walker, SC, has savaged successive governments and found the basin’s management authority is ‘unwilling or incapable of acting lawfully’.
News January 26, 2019
Fish kill: What led to the Murray disaster
The death of hundreds of thousands of fish in the Murray-Darling Basin was unprecedented, but it was not without warning.
News December 22, 2018
Scott Morrison’s Christmas wish
As NSW Liberals seek to differentiate themselves from their federal peers, Scott Morrison doubtless hopes for a Christmas miracle.
News December 15, 2018
Ruddock religious freedom report backfires
Established ahead of last year’s marriage-equality vote to quell conservative fears, Philip Ruddock’s long-awaited report has called for religious exemptions from discrimination laws to be scrapped.